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b. 1946, United Kingdom

Hamish Fulton Biography

Hamish Fulton, born 1946 in London, is a British walking artist, who since 1972 has made works based on the experience of walks. Arguing that 'walking is an art form in its own right,' Fulton translates his walks into photographs, drawings and wall texts. Although only Fulton himself experiences the walk itself, his works allow the beholder to engage with his experience. In the past his walks have had him travel extensively to countries including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Norway, Lapland, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, The United States, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Nepal, India, Australia, Japan and Tibet. On several occasions he organised group walking projects, including Walk On, Walking East – Walking West, Plymouth, England (2014), Straße des 17. Juni, Berlin, Germany (2014), Between Penzance and Marazion, England (2013), Walk 3: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (2010), Walk 2: Margate Sands, England, Walk 1: Canterbury, England (2010), Domaine De Chamarande, France, alongside 23 walkers (1998), Fondazione Antionio Ratti, Como, Italy, alongside 26 walkers (1998) and C.C.A. (formally C.A.S.K.) Kitakyushu, Japan, alongside 14 walkers (1994).

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Hamish Fulton studied at Hammersmith College of Art, St. Martin's School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. Fulton's work has been shown extensively around the world. Important solo exhibitions include Ikon Gallery (2012), Turner Contemporary (2012), Museion (2005), Tate Britain (2002), and Museu Serralves (2001). Major group exhibitions include documenta (1977; 1982), the Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala City (2016), Schaulager, Basel (2015), MOCA, Los Angeles (2012), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011), CAPC – Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux (2002), Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (2000) and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2000). Hamish Fulton lives and works in London, England.

Text courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte.

Hamish Fulton Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Hamish Fulton contemporary artwork photography
Hamish FultonUntitled, 19722 photographs on paper
50.5 x 60.7 cm
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The Quietest Day, 3 April 2020 by Hamish Fulton contemporary artwork painting
Hamish FultonThe Quietest Day, 3 April 2020, 2020Wall paint and vinyl
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2 Solstice Walks. Switzerland 1995 & Scotland 2015 by Hamish Fulton contemporary artwork print
Hamish Fulton2 Solstice Walks. Switzerland 1995 & Scotland 2015, 1995/2015Print
72.6 x 65.7 cm
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Fuji. 1998 by Hamish Fulton contemporary artwork painting
Hamish FultonFuji. 1998, 1998Wall paint and vinyl
400 x 966 cm
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Seven Small Mountains. Wyoming 2017 by Hamish Fulton contemporary artwork sculpture
Hamish FultonSeven Small Mountains. Wyoming 2017, 2017Text on wood
10.6 x 50.5 cm
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Touching Boulders By Hand. Wyoming USA 2017 by Hamish Fulton contemporary artwork print
Hamish FultonTouching Boulders By Hand. Wyoming USA 2017, 2017Print
68.7 x 82.5 cm
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Revisiting The Boulders. Norway 1992 & 2018 by Hamish Fulton contemporary artwork painting
Hamish FultonRevisiting The Boulders. Norway 1992 & 2018, 1992/2018Wall paint and vinyl
400 x 500 cm
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